Weight Loss Tips Based on Your Body Type
The hourglass figure tends to be the most desired body shape because those with this figure gain weight evenly throughout their body.
Should favour impact sports that require high speed and low to medium resistance that involve both upper and lower body. Isolated Exercises like arm/ leg push-outs, bending exercises and arm/ leg curls along with whole-body workouts like swimming, jumping rope, Fast walking etc. are preferred
Should avoid jogging, step classes, high impact exercises which add bulk to your muscles
Should eat lean high quality protein like chicken, fish etc., non-starchy vegetables, leafy greens and fruits
Rectangle body have similar measurements for their shoulders, waist, and hips—basically, no curves. Most skinny people tend to have this body type, and when they do gain weight, it’s usually in the belly.
Favour exercises that requires long and sustained aerobic movements – without weights until you reach your ideal weight. Do a stretching routine before and after any workouts, and – most of all – do not skip the abdominal exercises to flatten stomach.
Should eat high quality protein like chicken, beans, complex carbs like fruits, non-starchy vegetables and brown rice. Good omega 3 sources like salmon, flaxseed oil, olive oil help you to burn more body fats.
Inverted triangle shaped bodies, also referred to as top heavy body types, tend to have broad shoulders and they’re prone to storing fat on the upper half of their body.
Favor quick, short movements with low resistance for your upper body and focus more on high resistance on your lower body and abdomen to strengthen. Add some lower body mass, and improve the proportion of your body shape.
Should opt for complex versus instead of carbohydrates. Trade your white rice and potatoes for quinoa and oats. Fresh vegetables (particularly leafy greens) are good for you. You should eliminate high fat cheeses and processed foods—particularly the bloat-inducing, salty ones.
People with a pear body shape tend to carry most of their weight in the lower portions of their body, which is mostly subcutaneous fat.
Favor any movements that require lower body flexibility, strength, and coordination, with absolutely NO resistance or weights. Avoid extensive exercises of lower body like skating, long distance running or high-impact aerobics.
Should opt for high fiber, lower fat diet with an adequate balance of lean protein because it’s much easier to burn carbohydrates than it is fat. Include several servings of whole grains, like quinoa, brown rice, and whole grain bread, throughout the day. Avoid non-organic and processed meats that may contain unnecessary hormones. Avoid extra calcium and alcohol too.
People with an apple body shape tend to carry most of their weight around the belly area but have a slimmer lower body. Visceral fat causes many health risks like an increased risk of heart disease, cancers, diabetes etc.
Favor leg exercises like squats and deadlifts, pressing movements such as the bench press and overhead press, jumping, and sprinting. Opt for whole-body exercises those induces fat-burning and muscle-gaining tendencies.
Due to irregular insulin levels caused by abdominal fat, a low glycemic diet has been proven to be most beneficial for weight loss. Eat foods such as green vegetables, most fruits, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils, and bran cereals. Cut out foods such as white bread, pastas, rice, pastries, cookies, and candies. Include fiber-rich carbohydrates such as whole grain bread, oats, legumes, beans, and non-starchy vegetables.
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